Pasta with Eggplant and Ricotta Salata (Pasta alla Norma)
Pasta with Eggplant and Ricotta Salata (Pasta alla Norma): This simple pasta recipe combines eggplant, tomato sauce, fresh basil and two cheeses to make deliciously satisfying main dish with classic Italian flair.
Pasta alla Norma - classic Sicilian Pasta Dish made with Aubergine, Tomatoes, Basil and Baked Ricotta Cheese. made this last night but grilled the eggplant(aubergine). pretty good but i make this often without a recipe.
Mark Bittman makes pasta alla Norma all the time; you will find more than one recipe from him on the classic tomato and eggplant sauce. But this is his favorite version, created on the spur of the moment and at the suggestion from a friend. (Photo: Evan Sung for The New York Times)